April 15 by The Running Son
by Jim Aldrich
Why do I have to go the whole of my life thinking astrology begins and ends with the short lady with long earrings, a smokers cough and make-up dripping into a pool at her feet?
Dozens upon dozens of discussions with adherents and not one of them says, “Hey, if you want the academic or esoteric take, check out such-and-so”. After a lifetime half-hearing people– who may also believe in Greys and ghosts and 12 ft. giants— trying to stutter out reasons to take astrology seriously and anything more than a parlor game, a fellow might reasonably conclude there are no reasons.
Look I don’t want to be into astrology. Even if there is something there, and under the best of conditions it looks like a hell of a lot of work. I’m 10 years on the Enneagram, and now the Instinctual Variants and Tri-Types just hit the field and both seem like legitimate advances. But I might not hate on astrology like I have. It’s about intellectual honesty, no?
Today? I have a problem at a certain point in Tarot theory. If I have it right, whatever collective energy(s) are accessed during the initial draw, it’s claimed they form into a conscious guide and choose the “right” Tarot cards. Something like that. A collective consciousness? Absolutely. A collective that prescribes and defies time as I experience it… sorry not there. Just being honest.
This guy Dane Rudhyar begins where I begin in his core thought on being and purpose. That’s enough to relieve all lay-astrologers that cross my path from having to choke out a defense. Save us both headaches. 😉
For anyone that might have an opinion, Is there a meeting point for the “avoiding dangers” of astrology, and the “learning from experience” of heuristic learning?